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Uncertain economy in Puerto Rico brings islanders to mainland

Edwin Melendez and Carlos Vargas, the editors of

Edwin Melendez and Carlos Vargas, the editors of the book, say the main reason for the mass exodus from the island is the deepening economic crisis. (July 15, 2014 10:35 PM)

An uncertain economy in Puerto Rico means more islanders are moving to the mainland.

New York continues to be a major destination for Puerto Ricans coming from the island. They often settle in places like the Bronx and Brooklyn.

Edwin Melendez and Carlos Vargas, editors of a new book by the Center of Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, say the main reason for the mass exodus from...

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